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crowd here for what for us is an extremely important event. my name is ed reiskin. i'm the transportation director here in san francisco and very pleased to welcome you all here this morning for what we expect will be a very lively and productive couple of days here in san francisco. the san francisco m.t.a. is the agency that's charged with implementing the city's transit first policy, which is about getting people out of their cars and into more sustainable modes of transportation, such as bikes, such as walking and transit in our great muni system. as someone who myself gets around the city often by bike, and i do that by choice, but more importantly, i'm given the charge of our agency to get folks out oaf their cars. i can't tell you how exciting it is for me to think all of the brain power and enthusiasm for cycling that's in this room are going to spend the next two days working with us to help us figure out how we can do every -- even better. although we've done a lot in terms of bicycling and increasing the mode of bicycling as a transportation of choice and w
also use the bicycle. still a great share. and we have two cities that are top of our bike use. the city of gronig and the city of shola. over 50 october of of all trips daily made by bike. and for regional use of the bicycle. got some figures compared to a car. then you can see that schoolchildren use the bicycle very frequently for education. and still businessmen use the car a lot. and social recreational reasons. a reason for using the bike and shopping. we like to go shopping on our bikes. come to that later. and when it comes to gender. who's using the bicycle. i'm told that the netherlands is very typical on this. we have more women on bikes then -- than men. and the most intense users are girls from the age of 12 to 18 and that's easy to explain because i once was a girl of that age and to me, mabika was my ticket to freedom. i didn't want my mom and dad bringing me by car somewhere and then say well, i'll pick you up at 6:00. i go on my bike and i'll try to make it at 6:00. most of the time i was there. 6:30. and then later you can see at all ages, women still use the
an important one and i think all of us, it's testament to the men that tony and vince were that vuso many people coming out once again to support one another and first and foremost, to support the valario and the perez family. this is a very special day because it is another illustration of just how special vince and tony were to all of us and how they will live on in our hearts and our minds and also in san francisco fire department's history because they gave their lives in their duties. thank you so much for everyone that's in attendance. we have uniformed members of this department. we have many of the civilian members of this department. all of us hear your pain and grieve with you and continue to grieve with you and you have my commitment that we will continue to be here with you as a family. not as replacements for tony and vince, but as supporters. and those of you that will continue to always contact you and reach out to you and i want you to know that you have a family in all of the members of the san francisco fire department. today we're joined by several people. i'd like to a
tebowing. >> today on "christian world news" u.s. troops will pull completely out iraq by the end of the year. how will it effect the christians? >> in film inspiring christians to wipe out global poverty. searching for victims how victims of the war in bosnia are finding hope and healing through jesus christ. welcome everyone to "christian world news." i am wendy griffith, george thomas is on vacation. president obama's announcement that all u.s. troops will be out of iraq by the end of year is getting mixed reviews. many with ties to the military are grateful, it is not unanimous. some fear iran will gain greter influence over that country. mark martin reports. >> reporter: troops in iraq will become more frequent. some troops had been away more than a year, many on third or fourth deployment. in san diego military families are looking forward to military families coming home. some are cautiously optimistic and weary of politics. >> republican presidential candidates have serious reservations of pulling out the remaining troops. >> this administration has telegraphed its intenti
for this honor. this is wonderful for us. it will only make us work harder. thank you very much. [applause] president chiu: that concludes our presentations for today. before we close the ceremony, i would like to acknowledge the folks who have help from the city. paula jones from our department of public health has been our director of food assistance. she has worked to make sure we have restaurants that are working as well to promote our public health as possible. i also want to see if we have luke o'brien, president of the small business commission. would you like to say a few words on behalf of the commission? commissioner o"brien: >> good afternoon, supervisors. far be it for me to be biased in any way to all of the businesses today, but i would have to follow up supervisor campos's recognition. i happened to totally by accident take my wife, who is of thai origin and has discerning taste buds, as difficult to please as anybody i know, to there, because we happened to be in the neighborhood. when she walked out of there, she had a grin from ear to ear, and commented how good the food
report. blind sided by terror. u.s. soldiers and civilian employees killed in a single deadliest ambush on americans in the afghan capital since the war began. fox reports live from kabul on the latest high profile attacks and now part of a disturbing trend and taking in a big haul coast guard style. >> seven times is about one third of what all of the street cops on land in the united states will catch in a given year. >> tonight, busting submarines loaded with cocaine before they reach u.s. shores. >> plus, remember this? summertime disaster in indiana. the deadly stage collapse as fans watched in horror. tonight, the rejuvenating spirit of sugar land. >> he so wonderful to see the emotion that they felt. >> i was hoping it would be a healing process for all of us, and it was. >> now, the show goes on. >> a car bomb explodes in afghanistan, and the aftermath is chilling. our top military officials calling it the deadliest single ground attack in that nation's capital since the war began. 12 americans among the deadment the taliban claiming responsibility. and this is war so the video
supportive city and not use force to prevent the demonstration from continuing. this resolution i am sending to the city operations and neighborhood services committee, which i am the chair of. hopefully, we can have a special meeting on monday and have it come back to the full board. i think time is of the essence. i am concerned that the police could be moving against the demonstrations this evening. there needs to be concerned from the people who are demonstrating right now that that is going to happen. what it comes down to, we are talking about people's peaceful assembly and the right to free speech. in this case, the right to free speech and assembly seem to be one in the same period that is what the movement is about. a demonstration to call for a better world, one that takes into account people over corporations and flipping the current paradigm that we live under now. that will be my last item for introduction. >> thank you. seeing no other names on the roster, that concludes roll-call for introduction. supervisor chiu: thank you. why don't we go to general public comment? >> the ne
. christin ayers shows us the celebrity who drew boos with the mere mention of the mayor's name. >> reporter: and dana, that celebrity is filmmaker michael moore. he was out here speaking to this crowd which has swelled to hundreds in the past couple of hours. this group is on their nightly general assembly meeting and planning a general strike next week against banks and other corporations. >> reporter: the crowd of provide testers swelled friday as michael moore took center stage in support of a movement that took on a life of its own. at the mere mention of jean quan's name. >> i sent her an email asking if we could speak. >> boo! >> police departments and police unions across the country supporting the "occupy" movement in their towns. albany, new york a beautiful example. the governor told them to remove the people and the police said, we don't consider that part of police work. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: the mayor was in this press conference within earshot of the crowd explaining why she suddenly flip-flopped this week backing down from the crackdown that she authorized in
. >> good afternoon, supervisors. wireless facilities like bryson typically include the use of backup batteries to provide power to the facility in the event of power failure. these types of batteries present safety hazards that make the facilities undesirable and in controllable with a hospital setting. including in your packet is the data sheet for the kind of batteries used at these sites in san francisco. fire and explosion hazard data. unusual fire hazards. hydrogen and oxygen gases are produced during normal battery operation. this supports combustion. these gases into the air through the vent. to avoid a chance of fire or explosion, keep sources of ignition away from the batteries. also are operating instructions , from another manufacturer of backup batteries. these contain similar safety warnings that continued does continue safety warnings. this is not the type of equipment that we desire in our neighborhood. please vote to deny the permit for this location this week. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i would like to talk briefly about one fundamental fact about all
public entities use their public dollars in a way that will help stimulate the local economy, and greater accountability for our financial institutions? that was the purpose of asking for the report from the legislative analyst. with the feeling out in the street, occupy wall street, occupy sf, oakland, all the other cities around the country where this is going on, we do not feel like we have been bailed out. main street has not had its bailout. fillmore has not had its bailout. mission street had not had its bailout. how can we create the conditions to support small property owners and local business owners here in san francisco with public dollars? in the southern part of san francisco, including my district, district 10, to some extent, district 4, we have high rates of foreclosures. last week i saw a map for a look at the number of foreclosures and it was densely populated in the southern part of the city. that was something that alarmed me. when we say all these defaults and foreclosures, these are household that are losing wealth. especially for working-class and middle-class famil
start loading us money, they will start lining people money also. thank you and i am glad you held the hearing. i look forward to but i think we should also move to have a state bank to do the same thing because we're not just hurting in the municipalities, we are hurting all over the state. thank you. [applause] supervisor avalos: i think i didn't recognize -- we have a new alarm -- when your comments and, i don't think i heard the last ding. >> i am an independent certified public accountant and i am the treasury -- treasurer of the green party of california. i have a couple of questions. the legislative analyst said we could only put to under $50,000 in any one bank because -- to put $250,000 in 81 bank -- in any one bank. i presume we have this large amount of money in bank up matt -- bank of america because they're so big they could not go under, but i read the business section every day and they talk about how bank of america may go under. so i am unclear on why that standard would only apply to small banks and credit unions. my other thoughts are credit unions are owned by t
. the authorities in bosnia say they have arrested radical muslim gunman who opened fire on the u.s. embassy in sarajevo and continued firing for at least 15 minutes. a policeman was seriously wounded in the attack. a gun madge was shot and wounded by police and treated in hospital. intelligence officials say the suspect is serbia citizen linked to the branch of islam known as wahiism. a quake struck southern peru, centered 50 kilometers south of the coastal city devastated by an earthquake four years ago. residents ran from their homes into the streets and power cuts in parts of the city. there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. the court in morocco sentenced a man to death for the bombing of a tourist cafe in mar acash in april. seven people died in the attack, including eight french nationals. one of the eight accomplices was given a life sentence. others were jailed up to four years. thrinde, devastated large parts of the country, from the capital bangkok. tens of thousands fleeing their home as water levels rise. the government says they can no longer guarantee people's saf
for all of the security here in kabul and across the country. as u.s. troops begin to pull out of afghanistan you will see fewer american deaths. >> sad day for our troops. thank you for the update from afghanistan. it is not even hal weep and 12 states on the east coast are diveeling with an early winter with several inches of snow falling. and a foot of heavyweight snow expected in some places. we'll get to our chief meteorologist with the latest. >> heavy and wet. there is a lot of leaves on the trees because it hasn't been fall ret. we have pink with the winter storm warnings. 12 states under the winter storm warnings. take a look at what it looks like in woodland, pennsylvania. send me picturos twitter or facebook so we can get a good idea of what is going on out there. accumulating snow and people not believing that we are dealing with that but we are. it is a record-breaking storm and snowfall in the cities that will break records and certainly interior sections talking about snow and rain in places like dc right on the edge of rain and snow . same with philadelphia and
that is so far away. this is over 1,000 feet away from the street. it is important for us to have capacity right now. families need to stay in contact with children and grandchildren. we are unable to get a good signal. service is going to be terrible. we need to add more antennas. the city health department has reviewed them. please approve this project. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. everybody has a cell phone. the younger generation -- everyone has one. everyone carries one for the internet. i would say it is really important. the radiation is very, very low. [unintelligible] thank you. president chiu: next speaker. >> my name is nathan williams. i am a local resident. i support the antennas. i use my cell phone a lot in business and school. not only are they safe by federal standards, but that are vital for medical personnel to use to communicate in emergencies. the police station across the street will tell you the good connections are important for public safety. i experienced crop calls a lot. it causes problems when i am talking to prospective clients. anytime we call s
. we will work on the data to release it. you can go at it and help us to resolve one of the biggest problems we have, that is sparking any towaway zone. can you help us to do that? [applause] all right. by insuring the san francisco business policies encourage job growth, and by staying at the forefront of ideas like open government, i am confident that our city will continue to be the place where entrepreneurs, innovators flock to us as a place where you want to start your business, stay, and grow. i want you to know that we want you here to start a mistake, and grow. thank you for holding the summit. we appreciate your presence. stay here and keep growing with us. [applause] >> i am really looking forward to getting a text when i am about to get a ticket. i get a lot of tickets. step back here and we can take care of that. [laughter] thank you very much. >> good morning. i am proud employee of the department of veteran affairs. i have worked at the va for 23 years. i have been working with homeless veterans for 21 of those years. [applause] my title now is coordinator. that transl
. andrea's received high marks for his insightful analysis and wide use of original interviews and formally classified materials as he opens a window on this important time in history. in the process he has also produced the most thorough account yet of president ford's handling of relations with the shot, king faisal, and will policy. please join me in welcoming andrew scott cooper. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. thank you to the gerald r. ford presidential library for roasting me in making my research in this wonderful event possible. you may have heard the expression, it's good to be king well, tonight it's good to be a historian. oil diplomacy and oil dependency this morning the new york times published an op-ed on foreign oil dependency. the "wall street journal" published one on the importance of history studies in creating competitive dynamic work force. we seek to bridge to compelling in vital areas of public interest. it is a rare and wonderful thing for a historian to watch as events the world speculated about a generation ago finally come to pass more than three decades late
maintenance is important. that part would go into the fund and could be used for maintenance and fine for using it for the dome and is beautiful and was a good use and unfortunately stiement san francisco does a good job of building and a poor job of maintaining. it is important for things that we have with our classic buildings and classic works of art that they be maintained and that may be a perfectly good use of those funds. the specific use of a specific nonprofit to utilize the funds and a little bit of caution on that. we have to have a lot of oversight to make sure it's certainly not that it isn't a very beneficial use putting an elevator in for accessibility and various other things and we are not getting art produced out of the funds. we're getting some other things. and that would have to be a supervisory to make sure it is exactly what we are, and the art commission review, again, that is something that would be up to the art commission i think as to how do they feel about that. i think there should be some review to the art and oz to the appropriateness. and i have certai
>>> good morning, america. this morning, october blast. it is not a trick. and for many of us, not a treat. a monster storm barreling up into the northeast this morning, with the biggest and earliest snowfall in more than a century. major cities in the crosshairs, as we head into a white halloween. >>> true survival. after six, long days lost in the wilderness, an 8-year-old autistic boy is found alive. no food and temperatures near freezing. how did he survive so long, all alone? >>> desperate decision. a mother's worst fear realized. trapped by a fire. she's forced to drop her two, young children out of a third floor window to the neighbors below. how did she work up the courage to do this? she's going to talk with us exclusively this morning. >>> and miracle pup. they tried to put him down but he survived. how did little daniel the dog cheat death? we'll meet him live right here in our studio this morning. >>> and we've got him live with us in the studio this morning. this is a huge get for us. daniel the dog. there he is. he's got a sweater on, looking chipper. >> looking
visit the u.s. state department to find out. >> i'll tell you why there's a blindfolded woman on one of our state flags. >> i'll tell you about dinner companions we can only dream about. >> that and much more, so keep watching "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's our top story for this week. >> headaches can be a huge pain, but for some teens who get an extreme type of headache, it's an even bigger problem. tyler has the story. >> when daniel beecher complained about constant headaches, people thought he was making excuses. but his headaches were real and more severe than normal. >> i had it for a week straight. i was having two a day. >> that was during the summer. then school started, and daniel's headaches began to really get in the way. >> i'd have to be in a dark room, away from light, away from noise, 'cause that only makes the headaches worse. so i really had to step aside for at least an hour and just let it subside. >> the headaches were affecting daniel's schoolwork, so he and his mother went to the north shore university h
. this reaction from u.s. ambassador to afghanistan ryan crocker. he says, quote, it's a shock, it makes you mad, it makes me angry, we are not going to let these guys win. >>> and snowblowers are in big demand today in the northeast. a rare wintry storm is dumping a mix of sleet and snow just this weekend before halloween. some parts of the region could see more than a foot of the white stuff. that's actually especially troubling because the trees are not ready at all for this. >> the trees, still plenty of leaves on them. you have forecasters saying heavy, wet snow, high winds. those are the perfect ingredients for potentially a large problem with the electric grid. >> we'll have in-depth coverage of the storm with meteorologist chad myers and jacqui jeras in just a few moments. >>> the florida highway patrol arrested a driver accused of going 120 miles per hour. that driver, a miami police officer. the highway patrol says the miami officer was on his way to a second job when he was pulled over and that he was arrested at gunpoint after ignoring multiple warnings to stop. >>> and wikileaks fou
. that policy prohibits them from using rubber bullets, and includes strict guidelines for the use of tear gas. >> you cannot go to a demonstration, be non-violent and then get yourself beaten or shot. that's what we're criticizing in egypt, tunisia and libya, and it's not appropriate there and it's not appropriate here. >> that's one of the things we're looking at. we're looking at did somebody else bring that in? did they not hear the rules, what we could have done to make sure in these mutual assistance packs that rules are followed. >> reporter: a tv spot criticizing the mayor and the city of oakland is airing in the bay area as folks across the country express their outrage. >> i hope they bring the telephone system down in city hall, with so many telephone calls and e-mails. it's appropriate that we stand behind in solidarity with all these people that are out here. >> reporter: and we are back here live, you can see once again hundreds of demonstrators have gathered here at fran frank ogawa plaza, continuing talks for a general strike which will take place next wednesday, that is a city
to a lot of them. what are some of the more important aspects of japanese culture that you would want us to take away reading this book? we are fixated on figuring out who the samurai is we have ideas and we are trying to deconstruct the attributes of a samurai. in your opinion what would be useful for us to think about or focus on as we finish the book. we are a third of the way through it. >> one of those kind of questions [laughter]. i will tell you about an e mail i got this entire high school on the east coast is reading the samurai's garden. i started to get 30 e mails. they discovered through the website an e mail which would come directly tow me. i started to figure it out when all the questions were the same. they -- it was the questions which they had to write their essay on. one young woman wrote me and said, i don't know if i have time to read the book can you tell me who the samurai is and where the garredin is? [laughter]. i thought these kids are going to be okay. you know this is our generation coming up. i wrote her and said, you know, read the book. i think for me, bec
states to investigate american history and contemporary culture. it is using a traveling road show as inspiration. she will sit down and talk with residents in search of stories and experiences that reveals exactly what makes us americans. >> beautiful possibility is a traveling research project that i will take on a five-month journey across the united states and lower canada. i document this tore on a map that i painted for the project and also from previous projects called the road map to lost america. on the map i have taken all of the contemporary borders off the map and replaced them with native territories, and then overlaid it with contemporary highways. i have scheduled venue stops at different areas along the tour, from california to south dakota, that will serve as headquarters for my local research. when i was researching the traveling medicine show, i came across this. they had put out an elixir, and it referred to the elements that came out because of the high stress, high-pressure life, mostly because of the industrial revolution. anyway, i was fascinated by the term
a little about this right now. i will be back. >> all right. our next scene is going to move us from story telling that took place during the hindu temples and india into the mogel time in india this come from hindu and western cultures brought together. when the mogels came from persia to north india they saw the story telling and thought it was a beautiful art form. they were not engaged with the story but saw the beauty in the footwork and hand movement. they brought the dancers into their courts. they were a form of entertainment. so, i want you to put your imagination caps on. we will go from the forest into a beautiful mogel palace. there are velvet carpets and peacocks walking around. there are beautiful paintings and everyone all of you, the audience have come to enjoy the court and the king sits on his thrown in the corner twirling his mustache and he called for his dancers and they come to the room. you are here to be entertained by them. this is called taught. taught is a highly stylized tuning of the mind and body together. you will see very fast turns ending in sharp stances a
). >> this instrument is called dungo. >> spr (speaking spanish). >> we have two but only one was used. >> (speaking spanish). >> this is one that was used north of the capital. >> (speaking spanish). >> in the cities of the country >> (speaking spanish). >> when he was a child he was able to see those instruments and on extension today. (drums). (applause) . >> this is a donkey's jaw. it could be a horse or a donkey. >> donkey's jaw. >> and it's played by spiking it and to make the rattle sound and also creates this. (applause). >> (speaking spanish) sorry. (speaking spanish). >> this is the kahita and it is created as the -- i don't know that word. how do you say that? the piggy bank. you know where the boxes and the churches collect money? yeah. this is the original he here. yeah. >> (speaking spanish) (laughing) (speaking spanish). >> this instrument is called c carete and with the right hand and the left hand and open and shuts in a rhythmic time. >> (speaking spanish). >> so this instrument is called sen sero but it's actually a cow bell. >> (moo). >> it was made out of material. >> (sp
and interest on these bonds. the bond funds would be used to repair and replace major building systems including electrical, heating wat, water, security, and fire sprinklers. remove hazardous materials. improve accessibility for people with disabilities. make necessary seismic upgrades. replace permanent structures and perform other work necessary to apply closure -- codes and regulation . they can't pay for teachers and administrative salaries or operative expenditures. >> hi, my name is melissa griffen. and a member of the league of women voters of san francisco. >> proposition b authoress the city to authorized to hundred $48 million in bonds to improved street structures such as bridges. this would come with an increasing property tax, if needed, to pay for those improvements. the city is responsible for maintaining about 850 miles of streets. a study shows about half of the streets any major repairs. the city can only use this bond money to pay for and repairs city streets. it will improve lighting, sidewalk extensions, trees, and landscaping. renovation programs to increase safe
. in the land use build forum, you already met karen, and her sidekick is not here today, could not make it. the committee heritage, paul, in, and brian, who is filling in for paul, who is on medical leave. number two, paul mentioned it earlier, but i want to echo this. thank you to the friends of city planning for the grant. the reviews and ratings by the attendees clearly show that it was a very beneficial, particularly well-received and productive. also, you know, we know that japantown is a very desirable and active real-estate market. we know there will be change. and we know that this plan is important to the community that wants to continue to have a voice in that change. i am confident we can synthesize the community's views and unite the community to get this done. over the last four years, -- two years, although the draft plan has been substantially revised -- it feels like four years, excuse me. the original four overarching goal setter in your memo did get confirmed, and there was a unifying theme that the goal of the planning effort is to ensure japantown remains a vital, and p
that that grant helped us to provide was independent professional facilitation for these meetings. it was done by the community outreach program. not only did the community outreach program provide independent this occasion for these meetings, they also helped to design the meetings themselves so that they ensure the greatest level of public engagement possible, given the short time that we can actually ask the committee to participate in those meetings. so there were broken in to break out groups, and there were over of presentations and summaries, exit interviews were done. i know the commission has been looking at meaningful ways of public engagement. we had a presentation not long ago from staff about the ongoing research the department is doing on public engagement. i wanted to share that idea and how we went through that process in japantown as a result of the committee's review of the better neighborhoods plan. the organizing committee is set up to ratify or men committee recommendations. so each of the committees, when they have a recommendation, but the organizing committee seeking th
and disfavored pipes. this type is called a publicly used structure. it is the most highly preferred site for the city of san francisco. public facilities are most favored, in that they occur in every neighborhood and the appearance is typically institutional or infrastructure in nature, which is most compatible with these installations. under the adopted city policy, this site is exactly where we have told providers they should be locating. third, let us discuss the process. the planning commission and the department had a lot of guidance on revoking -- reviewing wireless facilities. in 1996, the board of supervisors passed a resolution on where we should locate these facilities. it emphasized that these should be the city's top preference for these facilities. the board said specifically these are most compatible and is likely to be visually destructive. the board resolution did seek clarification on some of the lower preference sites. in response, the planning commission revised the guidelines in august 1996, and updated them again in 2003. the guidelines contained not only preferences
news update. we'll have more on your weather, too. join us for a full >>> good morning. here it comes. the first nor'easter of the season is taking aim, bringing snow, rain and high winds from virginia to maine. the powerful system could impact 60 million people with some areas expected to get more than a foot of snow. >>> new twist in the search for 10-month-old lisa irwin. the parents scheduled a police interview with the baby's missing brothers and one of the lawyers for the family stops working on the case. >>> and bright lights, our holiday extravaganza kicks off. amy and i look for things that go bump in the night. what did we encoter? we'll tell you this coming what did we encoter? we'll tell you this coming saturday, october 29th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. boo. >> and i'm amy robach. didn't work. we felt at moments maybe we weren't alone in that prison. it was dark, it was creepy. i heard things. >> it was one of those what were we thinking things going into this da i'm barbara walters. for all of us at abc news and i'm barbara walters. for all of us at abc news and "20/20," have a good night. volunteering is kind. caring. beautiful. volunteering builds a better community. ♪ the time is now . >>> it's 11:00, do you know where your children are? >> now, abc 2news at 11. many. >> snow in the forecast but how much? we are tracking winter weather with maryland's most powerful radar. >> new information in the murder of a second patient at a state mental hospital in a week. >> and later getting rid of your traditional paper receipt. see how some companies are switching to digital for a record of your purchase. the news starts right now. >> grab an extra blanket, it's cold outside and we could have snow in 24 hours, hello. here say live look over downtown baltimore tonight, might be white stuff all over the ground by this time tomorrow night. we are trying to figure out what to expect. we went to wyatt. >> you know this is one of those highley unusual late october storms and it's going to depend where you are
to the human smoke machine who provided us with our smoke screen. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> leave it to jeanne. thanks very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer. join us weekdays in the situation room from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. eastern. every saturday at 6:00 p.m. eastern. and at this time every weekend on cnn international. the news continues next. -- captions by vitac -- >>> top of the hour, thanks for joining us. the last week of october feels a lot like the depths of winter for millions of people tonight. you're lucky if you're at home and be out in it. snow is falling from the mid-atlantic states through the northeast. and the winter, well, the winter-like blast, i should say, is causing all kinds of problems. snarling air travel and knocking out power to thousands of people. we're on top of all this for you. cnn reporters and anchors out in forceful our weather anchor chad smirs in pennsylvania. and standing by in the severe weather center. we want to start with our meteorologist out in the field. i spoke to you a little while ago. is it still snowing? >> reporter:
by president clinton. to get your taught -- thoughts, if you want to give us a call, the numbers are on the bottom of your screen. to give you some context about the president's' initiative this week, let's show you a bit of tape first. first up, we're going to show you -- this is president obama and here's a bit about the message that he is sending and the message theapts to send particularly as he faces congress. >> on monday we announce a new policy to help families whose home values have fallen to refinance their mortgages and to save up to thousands of dollars a year. all these steps aren't going to take the place of the needed action that congress has to get going on. they're still going to have to pass this jobs bill. they have to create jobs, they've got to grow the economy. but these executive actions we're taking can make a difference. and i've told my administration that we are going to look every single day to figure out what can we do without congress? steps that can save you money and make government more efficient and responsive and help heal this economy. so beer
through a conditional use change. my bar is a bar. it is a type 40 a license,. i serve tapas. it is a taco truck area and i am selling food, more than i'd thought it would sell. i sell to midnight on weekends and isi bakery and pop up to do business. i think like you know, food keeps the club atmosphere down and keeps the social ambiance and people drink more. i have over 200 signatures. they came into my bart to san my petition. i ask patrons that were there -- it is on the corner of 21st and bryant. it started out with pool ta bles and got cleaned up. it was an after-hours club and i heard of it from san jose. it was always a nightclub. i live across the street and three doors down. everybody knew me as the garage sale lady. i met lots of the neighbors and i live there. i know all the neighbors and they all know me. i am approachable, the come to talk to me about everything. i am now the local noise completely. there is david down the street that is having a party, i get the call. i do my -- i ask him to keep it down. i will get the guard card. i am there all the time. i self run and are
. that is the opportunity we have this -- with this rfp. i think the timing is opportune for us because we have the opportunity to bring the public, city departments, and any other interested parties, so we can get the best outcome. supervisor avalos: you mentioned bank of america is the predominant bank that we do transactions with. he said all that money is swept every day into a concentration account. where is that concentration account? what institution is that with? >> my guess would be bank of america, our primary bank. i would have to see. but that would be something that we could consider changing as part of the rfp process. that would be reviewed by our portfolio management team, and they look at the funds to decide what length of time they may stay in the fund or get moved into a more profitable and perhaps even safer investment, like u.s. treasurys, or something like that, depending on the cash flow of the city. receiving some sort of an interest-rate versus what we have. supervisor avalos: versus what we have now? >> all interest rates these days are low, i can guarantee that. super
? sheldon dutes has some answers for us. >> we think of snow 24-seven, 365 days a year. >> so when the forecast called for snow today, they said they were ready to go. >> we made sure if leaves were blocking drainage, it would not pile up and cause ice to form. >> if it doesn't storm, the system could cause rain which would make roads slick. that's why officials are asking drivers to slow down and allow plenty of time for their destinations. >> not a hunker down stay-at-home storm, but it is a be cautious storm. >> spokesman rob gould says the utility has been taking stock of resources and devising plans in case there are power outages in the area. the biggest concern is all the fall foliage. >> if you have a scenario with heavy, wet snow sitting on top of heavily treed canopies, that could bring the degrees down and cause outages. >> no one has a crystal ball. most folks aren't letting the threat of a storm ruin weekend plans. >> i think it is going to melt. >> i figure if we get anything, it won't be enough to worry about. >> not too concerned? >> not concerned. >> for more infor
by prescription drugs he was already taken. friday's testimony brought us more fireworks from the witness stand. >>> then an update on that rescue mission from antarctica. renee nicole ducur suffered a stroke in the south pole. it took weeks before they were able to get in there to get her. she's back in the states and we'll tell you how she's doing. >>> and william and kate's baby will succeed to the throne even if it's a girl. we'll have a live report from buckingham palace. >> still newlyweds and we're crowning their kids already. my goodness. >>> a storm is coming into the northeast. how bad are things going to get? nbc meteorologist bill karins is here to tell us more about it. >> good morning, lester. historic. we've never seen a storm like this that has the power to knock out power to this many people and take down this many tree limbs. i'm not concerned with the appalachians and new england. it's the valleys and the hills where the leaves are still on. if you get that heavy snow, you're the ones i'm worried about losing power during the day today. right now, as expected, most of this is
many large scale attacks on u.s. troops here in kabul. one thing that has happened here in recent months the taliban are focusing much more on spectacular attacks killing afghan government officials and things like this convoy is part of a new trend that we are seeing here in afghanistan as overall violence is beginning to decrease. we're seeing more spectacular attacks. this comes after afghans are beginning to take over security responsibility across the country but already here in kabul, they are response for the security. today's attack is a deadly reminder that the tobacco still strike with violent consequences. the afghan security forces are not yet quite capable and ready to secure kabul let alone the entire country. >> gregg: coner powell, we'll check back with you, thanks. >> heather: in syria, several people are dead following a new government crackdown. security forces apparently launching a new round of raids targeting protestors, killing at least three people. just yesterday 40 others why killed in a demonstration. according to the u.n., so far some 3,000 people have
the news conference and he joins us live from oakland tonight with the details. >>reporter: despite what happened last night mayor quan is adamant about speaking with the protesters. take a look at them behind me, one says they will maintain a minimal police presence. she says this has turned into a complex situation and she wants the plaza to remain peaceful. the mayor still does not want the protesters camping out in front of city hall. first to hear from the men and in the city administrator carol boyd. >> i heard it in the camp last night that we wanted to support the movement on the of--the other hand you want to keep people safe. so when we moved it is on a day-to- day basis in the day to day accessment. >> last night we issued ground rules for the plaza. we have certain requirements certain minimal standards to maintain public health and safety. that has been one of our main concern to all along. these primarily are fire safety we have to have access to the public safety personnel to address medical emergencies, fire emergencies, we need to have police able to patrol. if they ca
says it is keeping the fees, but it will drop that debit card fee for customers who use direct deposit on their paycheck, who use a bank of america credit card and also who maintain a minimum balance. no word on what that minimum balance might be. in the past it's been thousands of dollars. for a quick sampling of public opinion about those debit card fees look no further than youtube. >> i have a bone to pick with bank of america. >> pay off whatever checks you have and withdraw all of your money. >> bank wars! >> reporter: while bank of america, sun trust and regions financial are sticking with their plans to charge customers a monthly fee for debit card purchases, some of their biggest competitors have decided not to go along including u.s. bancorp., pnc, citigroup, and key bank. and chase says it's abandoning its debit card fee plans. >> this was a netflix moment for bank customers. they have been hearing about one new fee after another and this one was the one that tipped them over the edge. >> reporter: experts warn, look out for so-called stealth fees for receiving a paper state
. that is all the time for being with us. greta is next. >>> people are mad at the economy, right place to focus is washington because they are destroyer of jobs in to. >> together we can ignite this economy, there is the 999 plan. this is called the zero, zero, zero plan. >> we need to turn the economy around. no matter who the person is we have to have someone that we can believe in. >> once we were wealthy country, middle-class was strong. today middle-class is weak. it's getting weaker. the poor are in more numbers, rich are getting richer and productivity has left us. >> the president was to turn around the economy, now over a thousand days later he is still talking about a stimulus man. bee looked at the first stimulus, did it work? >> no! >> to cut taxes and spending. balance the federal budget and grow our economy and jobs. >> our biggest domestic problem is the economy which is on life support. >> we've learned some important lessons, this economy has spun out of control. we have hard decisions to make. we're not going to be able to bring our people together in america until we fix the
of the stuff. i won emmies for it. this machine used chemical sprays to make people feel younger. like this one, this says erase wrinkles. >> or could you buy this device. >> it's an ugly facial thing. >> the consumers fall for the tricks all the time. what are the new ones and what should be done about them. that is our show tonight. >> john: as you saw i built my career exposed scams and products that don't work as advertised. here is another example. >> with summer coming. this ad caught my eye. the world's smallest air conditioner. >> we tried it out in the smallest room we could find. we ran the air conditioner for half an hour and watched. it went up two degrees. >> i was young once and i did that reporting for some 20 years. then i finally realized who really rips people off for more money than business ever does? government. so i changed to focus of my reporting. another reporter took over my old consumer beat. now, he works for the fox station in new york and he has a popular segment called shame, shame, shame. here is a wonderful clip of i am picking on martha stewart. >> i came to co
and more of us are trying to be healthy and eat more fish, spending $80 billion every year. but abc news investigated and found 19 out of 21 restaurants we tested sold us something other than the fish that was advertised. and just today, consumer reports found in their own test widespread fraud at restaurants and groceries. abc's dan harris leads us off tonight. >> reporter: you walk up to the supermarket fish counter and pick out what you want. i'll take that one. but what are you really getting? thank you sir. consumer reports bought 190 pieces of seafood from supermarkets and restaurants and sent them to a lab for dna testing. more than a fifth of them were not as advertised. >> it's fraud. consumers shouldn't be paying more money and thinking they're getting one kind and getting something else. >> reporter: fish labeled as red snapper turned out to be the cheaper ocean perch. sole turned out to be sutchi catfish, mostly imported from vietnam, where consumer reports say some fish farmers use drugs not approved here. and one piece of grouper turned out to be tilefish, which has so much
of the stress test, but they won't give us any information to help us decide whether or not we can restart the reactor. >> it's still unclear whether or not these tests will lead to restarting the idle nuclear reactors. local governments and residents have to approve before any reactor can be turned back on. >>> japan's atomic energy commission said it aims to start retrieving melted nuclear fuel rods from the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant within ten years. the commission's expert panel presented a draft report on friday, outlining the timetable for scrapping the plant. the report says decommissioning will start with repairing the containment vessels of the number one, two, and three reactors where meltdowns occurred. the commission also plans to start moving spent fuel rods from pools at the number one, two, three and four reactors to another pool in the plant within three years. the report projects that the decommissioning will take more than 30 years to complete. in 1979, three mile island accident, about 70% of the reactor's fuel rods melted. actual fuel retrieval began six yea
right up there with the worst of them. and many of these people tell us they are prepared to spend the night. others were kind of on the fence. >> yeah. >> reporter: in telling us what their plans were for the evening. >> wonder quickly, susan, have you seen anyone actually pack up their things and leave yet? >> caller: nope. not yet. not yet. as you can see it's getting worse. this stuff is going sideways. >> die-hard. die-hard there in lower manhattan. thanks so much, susan candiotti. so this rare halloween weekend snow in the northeast is impacting more than just new yorkers. we have storm team coverage with meteorologist jacqui jeras in the cnn "weather center" and we got chad myers in the field in his own with severe weather center in york, pennsylvania. let's begin with you chad. amazing accumulation since the last time you and i spoke an hour ago. >> reporter: i know. no question. we pick up at least two inches in one hour without a question. we travel a lot for cnn but i usually travel for hurricanes. this is the first time because i vacation in warm spots, this is the firs
're having a particular, you know, using it in the platform. the fourth thing, and this is something that our new director is emphasizing and has pushed for us to move faster across the board on, is getting delay information up on the website. we started a program now what twitter to get real-time information to people. so one of the things that we all believe is that in a system like ours, there will be daily challenges, given the nature of the system. but to the extent we can manage through them, part of it has to be the information to the public. this is something that you as a body had been very consistent in demanding that we do it, and we're doing our best to improve in all these areas. just a quick overview of some of the things that we're doing on a regular basis. we have talked about the line management center. it is our first opportunity, and we have been using it about a year now to manage the system on a real-time basis so that we can see what is going on, make adjustments. we mentioned that we have accelerated the hiring and training of operators. one of the things that we did ba
to industries that can be used most efficiently. we knew we had to get the deficit under control and deal with the single biggest writer of the chassis that, health care cries. and ladies and gentlemen -- [laughter] we knew we had to restore protections for workers in unions. yes, unions. [applause] they've built the middle class. so we sent in the lrp. we made them take up their blackshirts and put on stripe shirts and directories again as they were supposed to be. and folks, results are clear. instead of hemorrhaging 6.5 million jobs a year before we got her program in place, as debbie pointed out, we have created 2,600,000 jobs. 19 consecutive month of private or growth. not enough. instead of losing 1 million jobs permanently, we have added to the last year 111,000 auto jobs. general motors and chrysler are healthy, and pay enough for government loans in the american people the first time in 23 years according to jd powers thinks that americans make better cars than foreign cars. [cheers and applause] and instead of eating able to continue to repackage toxic diet and selling it to a s
, the technical aspects. as we are doing that review, that prompted us to ask if we are sure we have the correct compensation package going forward. the timing of the review and not only the speed, but the deliberateness of it clearly ties into our budget concerns going forward and the budget and reductions we must meet, so all of that is coming together at the same time, and again, because we are trying to view the budget reductions strategically and as though they are interconnected, this does become part of that discussion, but it is not solely driven because it is a budget exercise. >> i wanted to jump to a concern i have heard at home and see if any discussion is taking place with this -- i have about 30 seconds left, but is there any incentive currently in the system, which i do not believe there is, to encourage people to stay 30 years? some of the concerns i have heard was that right now, we have many people retiring at 20 years, and we are losing that knowledge and all that experience. is there anything being looked at to encourage people to stay longer? >> as we look at our review, we
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